Fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids

Staff report
Posted 10/2/18

Unity on the Avenue plans its 2018 community outreach fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids, a local nonprofit that provides nonperishable meals to Colorado kids and families through food banks …

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Fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids

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Unity on the Avenue plans its 2018 community outreach fundraiser to benefit Colorado Feeding Kids, a local nonprofit that provides nonperishable meals to Colorado kids and families through food banks and schools, and to disaster areas around the world.

The Hearts of Hope Silent Auction is Friday, Oct., 19 at Unity on the Avenue, 4670 E. 17th Ave. Parkway, Denver. The event goes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and hopes to provide an additional 400,000 meals to meet the growing demand for food support. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each at www.CoFeedingkids.org.

Colorado Feeding Kids is an all-volunteer organization headed by Ken Bradley, president of the board of trustees. Cash donations are used to buy the raw material to make the packages containing six meals each. Each serving costs 25 cents, meaning $1 provides four meals.

Meal packing takes place at the FERN Warehouse at least monthly and sponsored meal packs take places at various churches and clubs throughout the city and state.

“Colorado Feeding Kids’ goal is to end hunger in Colorado,” Bradley said in a news release. “This year we have distributed over 630,000 meals so far and in our 10-year history close to 6 million. But the demand is growing right here at home. We are receiving more calls from food banks and schools for our new offering, Backpack Meals. The backpack contains three six-meal packages providing a total of 18 meals and snacks for the weekend.”

According to the news release, one in five Colorado kids does not know when he or she will receive his or her next meal. One in eight Colorado seniors and families face food insecurity; seniors often have to choose between food and medicine.

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